Brisbane times, June 2, 2008

Chinese tourists make up the newest growth market on the Gold Coast, a conference has heard. The number of Chinese visitors to the glitter strip increased to 112,000 in 2007, a jump of 65 per cent from the previous year, Gold Coast Tourism corporate relations director Stephen Holle said. Speaking at a forum at the 2008 Tourism Futures conference on the Gold Coast today, Mr Holle said attracting the overseas market, especially the Asian market, had become a key priority in their five-year plan to increase visitation.

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